Volume 12 enters the story’s last stage in 2023

When will Shiro and Sora return for the second season of the No Game No Life anime? — Pic credit score: Madhouse

The No Game No Life Season 2 anime TV sequence has made anime followers wait impatiently for years. And in late 2021 it was confirmed that the No Game No Life mild novel sequence was ending comparatively quickly.

Is a No Game No Life 2 Season 2 anime announcement forthcoming now that the manga sequence has returned from its lengthy hiatus?

The No Game No Life Season 2 anime has been extremely anticipated for a few years, particularly now that anime studio Madhouse is beginning to make a reputation for making anime sequels. In 2022, Madhouse even introduced that the Overlord film Holy Kingdom launch date is developing subsequent! The studio is even anticipated to complete the sequence with the Overlord Season 5 anime.

In June 2021, No Game No Life creator Yuu Kamiya supplied an replace on his progress on the e-book sequence. He tweeted that he completed the primary draft. He then began work on the subsequent e-book, No Game No Life Volume 12: The Gamer Siblings Seem to Challenge the ‘Demon Lord’ (No Game No Life 12 – Gamer Kyoudai-tachi wa ‘Maou’ ni Idomu Youdesu).

The writer’s observe part in the back of No Game No Life Volume 11 confirmed that the e-book sequence’ story had entered its last stage. How many mild novel volumes stay within the sequence was not introduced.

To commemorate the discharge of No Game No Life Volume 11 launch date on November 24, 2021, there was additionally a particular announcement concerning the sequence in Monthly Comic Alive Issue 1, 2022 that got here out on November 27, 2021. The announcement was merely manga associated because the manga went on indefinite hiatus method again in November 2017.

A 12 months later in December 2022, it was confirmed that the No Game No Life Volume 12 launch date in Japan is February 25, 2023. What’s extra, the complete sequence (each manga and light-weight novels) has 6 million copies in circulation (together with digital).

On the anime entrance, the official NGNL Twitter account introduced in late June 2021 that the primary season can be rebroadcast on all Japanese TV stations through the Summer 2021 anime season. Before that announcement, it had been a very long time since any anime-related information was launched.

Notably, The Devil is a Part-Timer anime TV sequence was rebroadcast in Japan shortly earlier than The Devil is a Part-Timer Season 2 anime sequel was confirmed.

Netflix U.S. lastly picked up the No Game No Life anime sequence for streaming in 2020, and now everybody desires to know what’s subsequent for a No Game No Life sequel. Unfortunately, whereas the No Game No Life: Zero film was good, it supplied a prequel story that simply whets followers’ appetites for watching extra of Shiro and Sora’s primary journey.

But why is Madhouse being such a Steph by making followers look ahead to the NGNL anime sequel? It seems that the way in which the story was printed nearly required a film to be made earlier than returning to the principle story.

  • Updated December 27, 2021: No Game No Life ending on the horizon.
  • Updated November 16, 2021: “Big announcement” is manga-related.
  • Updated October 28, 2021: No Game No Life November announcement confirmed. Added No Game No Life Volume 11 launch date and canopy artwork. Added director particulars and Madhouse 2022 initiatives.
  • Updated June 16, 2021: No Game No Life Volume 11 first draft completed. Added 2021 data.
  • Updated February 02, 2020: Added Volume 11 and English Volume 10 data, Netflix U.S. launch, and up to date manufacturing schedule for Studio Madhouse.
  • Updated August 26, 2019: Revised monetary evaluation.

This article gives all the pieces that’s recognized about No Game No Life Season 2 (NGNL Season 2) and all associated information. As such, this text will probably be up to date over time with information, rumors, and evaluation. Meanwhile, let’s delve down into what is understood for sure.

No Game No Life Season 2 Release Date Predictions: Is 2024 doable?

As of the final replace, studio Madhouse or any firm associated to the manufacturing of the anime has not formally confirmed the No Game No Life Season 2 launch date. Nor has the manufacturing of a No Game No Life anime sequel been introduced.

Once the information is formally confirmed this text will probably be up to date with the related info.

In the meantime, it’s doable to take a position about when, or if, the No Game No Life Season 2 premiere date will happen sooner or later.

The excellent news is that there’s loads of supply materials for studio Madhouse to create No Game No Life Season 2. Since one e-book was was the film, six volumes can be found for the second season, leaving room for the potential for a 24-episode, two-cour second season. Even if an extended second season doesn’t occur, it’d additionally make sense for Madhouse to leap straight into No Game No Life Season 3.

From a monetary viewpoint, the prospects are blended. To put issues into perspective, Madhouse produced Overlord Season 3 and now Overlord 4 despite the fact that the Blu-Ray disc gross sales of Overlord’s second and third season had been worse than No Game No Life’s first season.

Back in 2014, the No Game No Life BD Volume 1 offered 8,774 copies, which is taken into account a terrific success to this present day. On the opposite hand, the No Game No Life: Zero film additionally generated 700 million yen (about $6.3 million) on the field workplace.

While that’s not a lot in comparison with an anime blockbuster like Your Name (25 billion yen) or Spirited Away (31 billion yen), the NGNL film was widespread sufficient to rank within the prime 20 for films for TV anime diversifications.

While that sounds spectacular, to place issues into perspective The Seven Deadly Sins: Prisoners Of The Sky (Nanatsu no Taizai: Tenkuu no Torawarebito) generated 650 million yen (about $6.1 million USD) and the film’s efficiency is cited as underperforming. Aniplex bailed on the manufacturing committee, which is the most important motive why each The Seven Deadly Sins Season 4 (or Nanatsu no Taizai Season 3), Nanatsu no Taizai Season 5, and the 2021 The Seven Deadly Sins: Cursed by Light film switched animation studios.

On the opposite hand, you will have different comparables just like the 2018 Bungou Stray Dogs: Dead Apple, which posted 550 million yen (or about $5.2 million). As everyone knows, Studio Bones introduced that the Bungou Stray Dogs Season 4 launch date is January 4, 2023.

All in all, it may very well be mentioned that the No Game No Life film’s efficiency on the field workplace isn’t sufficient to kill the anime sequence, however related numbers have brought about points for different anime sequence. But the primary season’s disc gross sales numbers don’t lie and the anime business makes most of its cash from streaming income these days.

So, when Netflix U.S. started streaming the primary season in February 2020 that was excellent news for No Game No Life Season 2. Unfortunately, there’s been no signal that the streaming large intends on choosing up the sequence as a Netflix anime unique regardless of investing closely into anime exclusives.

A Place Further Than The Universe No Game No Life AnimeIt’s apparent that Madhouse nonetheless has NGNL on the mind because the 2018 anime A Place Further Than The Universe contained direct ads for No Game No Life anime. Pic credit score: Madhouse

All in all, it might nonetheless behoove the anime manufacturing committee to greenlight the manufacturing of No Game No Life Season 2. While it’s uncommon for anime to return again after such a protracted wait it’s not remarkable. Just ask Log Horizon. Or The Devil is a Part-Timer! Season 3. Or the brand new Blue Exorcist anime introduced in 2022.

The final time the subject of NGNL Season 2 got here up was in February 2019 when anime producer Junichiro Tamura was instantly requested about No Game No Life Season 2 in a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything).

Tamura shouldn’t be concerned within the NGNL anime in any respect since he’s a enterprise producer for e-book writer Kadokawa and the NGNL books are printed by Media Factory, however one Reddit consumer requested, “How come sure reveals don’t get a second season regardless of being extremely popular equivalent to No Game No Life?”

“It is troublesome to say as there are lots of totally different explanation why this can be the case, however I can not touch upon No Game No Life as I’m not concerned,” Tamura accurately responded.

However, Tamura did present perception into the general anime manufacturing course of. Tamura claims the “most troublesome half is securing the schedule of proficient employees” and the “greatest time bottlenecks within the creation of an animated sequence” is forming the anime committee.

So if the funds behind the NGNL anime are stable, the largest hurdle may be manufacturing scheduling. Anime studios are sometimes booked out for initiatives years prematurely. The delay for NGNL Season 2 could also be largely because of availability and that’s assuming the second season shouldn’t be farmed out to an animation studio apart from Madhouse. (As in, the NGNL anime is given the One Punch Man therapy.)

Just how busy are the principle employees at studio Madhouse? Director Atsuko Ishizuka helmed the primary season in 2014, the NGNL film again in 2017, and in 2018 she directed A Place Further Than The Universe. In 2019/2020 she labored on the storyboards for the Chihayafuru anime. In 2022, she labored on the Goodbye, DonGlees! film that’s being produced by Madhouse. As of the final replace to this story in December 2022, it’s at the moment unknown what her subsequent mission will probably be in 2023 and past.

From 2019 by means of 2023, Studio Madhouse itself was producing Ace Of Diamond Act 2 (Ace Of Diamond Season 3), Afterlost, No Guns Life 1 and a pair of (see our article on No Guns Life Season 3), Chihayafuru 3, Kyuuketsuki Sug Shinu, the 2021 Sonny Boy authentic story, 2021 the Takt Op. Destiny authentic anime, the 2022 Police in a Pod, the 2022 Goodbye, DonGlees! film, the 2022 Bibliophile Princess, the 2022 Gold Kingdom and Water Kingdom film, the 2023 Loving Yamada at Lv999, and the 2023 The Vampire Dies in No Time Season 2.

Perhaps followers will get fortunate and the inventive minds behind the NGNL anime will ultimately present a touch about when NGNL Season 2 is coming down the pipeline. Except for the aforementioned anime initiatives, let’s simply say Madhouse’s launch schedule for 2024 is publicly a clean slate at the moment.

No Game No Life 11The e-book cowl artwork for No Game No Life Volume 11. Pic credit score: Yuu Kamiya

No Game No Life Volume 12 launch date was in February 2023

The story for the anime is predicated on the No Game No Life mild novel sequence by writer Yuu Kamiya, who can be recognized for co-writing Clockwork Planet. Published by Media Factory, the books are as much as Volume 10 as of January 2018.

The newest NGNL novel centered on dwarves. A Gaiden/aspect story quantity known as Practical War Game was launched in late 2016 and featured six aspect tales.

The afterword of Volume 10 teases that Volume 11 will probably be about Sprites, or fairies. Since there was a protracted look ahead to the earlier e-book followers have been patiently awaiting any information on a brand new No Game No Life e-book.

The writer has been steadily plugging away on new books. On June 14, 2021, the writer indicated in a tweet that he had completed writing the primary draft of NGNL Volume 11 that ended on web page 290.

“I’ve lastly made it up to now. …… I’ve obtained a whole lot of work to do from right here, together with writing the ultimate draft, adjusting the variety of pages, and writing the illustrations, so the objective continues to be a great distance off,” Kamiya tweeted. “So I’m going to close down Twitter for some time longer and do my greatest.”

The final sentence was disappointing to some followers who loved studying his tweets about random issues and household occasions.

As beforehand talked about, it was ultimately confirmed that the No Game No Life Volume 11 launch date was November 24, 2021. The No Game No Life Volume 12 launch date was on February 25, 2023.

No Game No Life Art Works Novel BookFans can take a look at thNo Game No Life Art Works e-book that was launched on April 01, 2019. The above paintings is a pattern from the e-book. Pic credit score: Yuu Kamiya

Speaking of household, the No Game No Life manga is illustrated by Kamiya’s spouse, Mashiro Hiiragi, who can be the illustrator for the sunshine novel sequence. Even although the month-to-month manga began again in 2013, it has solely been collected in hardcover tankobon format in two volumes because the manga went on an indefinite hiatus again in November 2017.

However, a second manga sequence known as No Game No Life, Please! by mangaka Yuizaki Kazuya had 4 volumes. The manga completed in late 2018 and gives a accomplished authentic story primarily based on Werebeast woman Hasuse Izuna.

As beforehand talked about, plainly a brand new manga adaptation sequence will probably be introduced by Comic Alive journal in November 2021.

Yuu Kamiya Manga Light Novel Writer ArtistNo Game No Life creator Yuu Kamiya. Pic credit score: Yuu Kamiya

The official English translation of the No Game No Life novel sequence is licensed for North American launch by Yen Press. There had been fan translation initiatives, however most ended with Volume 6.

The English model got here out slowly over time. The English No Game No Life Volume 11 lastly caught up on May 17, 2022. Presumably, the English Volume 12 will come out in late 2023.

No Game No Life manga/mild novel sequence in comparison with the anime

Reviews of the primary season lauded the characters, story, and pacing of the anime adaptation. The very first mild novel quantity was coated by the occasions of the primary 4 episodes, whereas the second quantity was completed with Episode 8. The third quantity was tailored with related pacing, though Episode 12, Rule Number 10, completed off by leaping forward to an occasion that occurred in a later e-book.

When we final noticed Shiro and Sora, they’d simply gained the “world’s most brutal coin toss” towards the Warbeasts and shaped the Elkia Federation. Team Blank intends on difficult the god Tet by accumulating all the chess-shaped race recreation items. These occasions had been primarily based on the story from Volume 3.

The shrine priestess Miko ups the ante by summoning an Old Deus, one of many first-ranked outdated gods known as the Exceed. This Old Deus resides throughout the priestess, having misplaced its standing when Tet grew to become the One True God on the finish of the Great War.

While this scene was a good way to tease No Game No Life Season 2 with a cliffhanger ending, the difficulty is that it comes from the very finish of Volume 6. Besides skipping method forward within the plot, the scene additionally included extra characters than had been current within the mild novels. Presumably, the second season would retcon that ending totally, faux it by no means occurred, however then redo it once more with the total reveal of the identification of the Old Deus from Volume 7 (see the spoilers part under for extra particulars).

No Game No Life ZeroA key visible for the No Game No Life: Zero film. Pic credit score: Madhouse

No Game No Life: Zero Story Jumped Ahead Of The Anime

Unlike many anime films on a TV adaptation, No Game No Life: Zero’s plot was really primarily based on a single mild novel quantity as a substitute of being an authentic story. Author Kamiya was as much as solely Volume 5 when the primary season of the anime aired in 2014 and the writer requested that he submit the manuscript for Volume 6 earlier than the anime aired.

That explains why the ending of the primary season drew upon Volume 6 for the dramatic ending.  The e-book was additionally extra of a prequel than a continuation of the principle story, which is why Madhouse couldn’t instantly produce a second season. The e-book has the god Tet explaining his personal origins and the way the Ten Pledges got here to rule Disboard after the tragic finish of the Great War between the 16 races.

But the No Game No Life film is usually a narrative of forbidden love between two characters who resembled Shiro and Sora. The primary characters of the movie had been Riku Dola and his spouse Shuvi Dola, a younger chief of a human enclave and a battle android known as an Ex Machina that was constructed to kill gods however she desired to know the that means of a coronary heart. After struggling the consequences of the Great War, Riku seeks an historical relic known as the Star Grail so as to deliver peace to the warring world.

Without moving into too many spoilers, some followers discovered the No Game No Life: Zero film surprising as a result of it confirmed simply how bloodthirsty and psychotic Jibril the Flugel was 6,000 years earlier than she was certain by guidelines of the Ten Pledges. Since No Game No Life Season 2 will technically begin in Volume 4, watching the film could solid the actions of the present day characters in a brand new mild.

Starting on August 28, 2018, followers who missed the theatrical launch can purchase the 2018 Blu-Ray/DVD, which comes with an English dub. HIDIVE has additionally introduced that followers can watch No Game No Life Zero streaming within the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and different territories. The No Game No Life Zero film streaming comes with an English dub in addition to Spanish and Japanese audio with Spanish and English subtitles. Similarly, Hulu began offering the NGNL film for streaming in September 2018.

No Game No Life Art SmallThe paintings for No Game No Life books makes for excellent wallpapers. Pic credit score: Yuu Kamiya

No Game No Life Season 2 TV spoilers (plot abstract/synopsis)

The second season will kick off with a more-lighted story the place Sora and Shiro make plans within the Werebeasts’ Eastern Union for the inevitable seaside trip episode that options skimpy swimsuits aplenty. Following the alliance between people and Werebeasts, Izuna Hatsuse is now a continuing companion to Team Blank and so they spend the night time at her home.

While on trip, they’re visited by Plum, the final remaining male Dhampir on Disboard. The Dhampir are like a mix between succubi and vampires. They’re weak towards daylight and so they stay by consuming soul essence from bodily fluids from different races. In order for a Dhampir to succeed in maturity, a younger Dhampir should chew a keen topic and eat blood.

Unfortunately for Dhampir, mere survival is troublesome as a result of the Ten Pledges require them to win video games so as to acquire soul essence and blood.

Centuries in the past, the Dhampir discovered an answer to this disaster by forming a mutually helpful pact with the mermaid-like Sirens, who should reproduce by mating with different races so as to extract soul essence (they don’t use DNA so half-breed Sirens don’t exist). In alternate for giving blood to the Dhampir females, the Siren Empress, Laira Lorelei, had been reproducing with Dhampir males.

But 800 years in the past Laira grew tired of life and encased herself in stable ice and put herself to sleep utilizing the Ten Pledges. The mating pact continued, however different Sirens have bother controlling their needs and thus many Dhampir males had been dying throughout mating. The state of affairs was so dangerous that Plum grew to become the final remaining male.

The whole Dhampir species is going through extinction and even Plum is ravenous when he meets Team Blank, solely surviving by licking the sweat off of Shiro’s foot. Plum has disguised himself as a feminine Dhampir and appears like a goth woman. He requests the assistance of Team Blank and they also got down to the Siren’s nation, Oceando.

Team Blank could also be final avid gamers however the Sirens expose their final weak spot: they’re horrible at relationship sim video games. In order to awaken the Siren Empress, they have to enter Laira’s dream state and get her to fall in love with them in a sensible romance recreation. As a Dhampir, Plum could be very highly effective and may use a wide range of magic. He’s capable of shapeshift and create love potions, so that they use deception in an try to idiot Laira into falling in love, however even these ways fail to awaken the slumbering Siren.

It seems even the Sirens don’t know the precise circumstances for profitable the romance recreation of their Empress’ thoughts. So, the workforce splits as much as examine, with some touring to Avent Hiem, dwelling of Jibril the Flugel, and others return to the earlier human king’s hidden library.

No Game No Life Light Novel Volume 5 Cover EnglishThe Flugel Azriel is featured on the duvet of No Game No Life Volume 5. Pic credit score: Mashiro Hiiragi

The story continued in Volume 5 with Sora, Shiro, Plum, and Jibril assembly with Azriel, a Flugel chief who performed a job within the No Game No Life: Zero film. Meanwhile, Kurami and Fil try to overthrow the elven nation.

Team Blank challenges all the Flugel to a recreation, hoping to persuade Azriel to affix the Elkia Federation. The objective of the sport is to keep away from seize whereas flying utilizing Plum’s magic.

Unfortunately, even Avent Hiem’s superb library doesn’t present a clue for easy methods to awaken the Siren Empress. Sora and Shiro should determine easy methods to beat the romance recreation on their very own to allow them to save the Sirens and the Dhampir from mutual destruction. Sora additionally finds himself in a “bushy” state of affairs that ends in an surprising growth.

No Game No HorouThe Old Deus Horou could also be highly effective however she takes on the looks of a younger woman

Finally catching up with the ending of the primary season, the Old Deus that the Werebeast priest Miko had summoned is known as Horou. Blank challenges the Werebeast god to a recreation through which Miko makes use of her personal life as a bargaining chip. If they lose the sport, they are going to be pressured into the Horou’s servitude. If they win, the Old Deus will grant them their want.

Horou creates a life-sized board recreation the place members use cube to finish a sequence of duties whereas touring hundreds of kilometers. The journey is definitely longer than any Monopoly recreation, however their time restrict for profitable is simply a month. The avid gamers lose an entire day’s value of recollections, however they’re additionally informed {that a} traitor who retained full recollections exists has been planted amongst them by Horou.

The stakes are very excessive this time round. Horou is testing everybody by creating challenges the place the profitable circumstances require {that a} buddy be killed. One buddy loses recollections after which abruptly challenges Team Blank to a recreation throughout the recreation. It’s a full-on simulated recreation of the Great War the place the loser commits suicide. Sora and Shiro should win this warfare simulation by main humanity to victory. There can even be loads of revelations since this a part of the story touches on reincarnation in Disboard, the Star Grail, and the way Tet’s existence got here to be.

No Game No Life Season 2 may discover an ending with Volume 7 so as to hold the identical pacing, however ending with Volume 8 may be higher because it completes the story arc associated to Horou’s recreation. The e-book additionally finishes off with a cliffhanger that might be an ideal setup for No Game No Life Season 3.

Let’s simply hope followers don’t have to attend too lengthy to observe No Game No Life Season 2 on their TV screens. Stay tuned!

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